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Johnson-Holmes keen to impress in hometown Test

A clash between Australia and Argentina in Newcastle this November may present a special opportunity for one of the region's homegrown stars. Wallabies prop-forward Harry Johnson-Holmes grew up in Newcastle, attending Merewether...

Benn sets sights on Great North Walk record

A Newcastle-based elite runner will attempt to set a record and raise money for charity next month. Merewether's Benn Coubrough has set his sights on completing the 276-kilometre Great North Walk and beating...

Wheels turn on $3.1 million cycling project

Newcastle cyclists will soon move through the gears on a new route as the first stage of a $3.1 million project races along. Construction has begun on the development of a cycleway linking...

Maitland athletics centre officially open

Athletes across the Lower Hunter now have a state-of-the-art facility for training and competitions after the official opening of the Maitland Regional Athletics Centre today. The $10.5 million project, jointly funded by the...

Opening date for Maitland Regional Athletics Centre

The finish line is in sight for the construction of the Maitland Regional Athletics Centre, with Maitland City Council today announcing it will be officially opened next Monday. The project was jointly funded...

Maitland’s sporting history on show

From legendary boxer Les Darcy to rally car driver Ken Tubman, Maitland’s list of sporting heroes is long and illustrious. A new exhibition will showcase the city’s athletic prowess while also highlighting the...

Basketball courts unveiled at National Park

One of Newcastle’s largest and oldest sportsgrounds has welcomed two new basketball courts over the weekend. City of Newcastle built the courts at National Park to replace the tennis facilities and sit alongside...

Kick-On for Women program set to relaunch

Women across the Hunter will lace up their boots again next month to join a football program that encourages them to become active and stay connected. Born from the demand of mothers, sisters...

Wild ride to roll into Wollombi

Local mountain bikers are set to get their wild ride fix this weekend as the Quarry Mining Wollombi Wild Ride Mountain Bike Event rolls into town. In its 12th year, the challenging event...

Maitland Aquatic Centre to open, East Maitland delayed

Maitland Aquatic Centre will open its outdoor pools, splash pad, change rooms and showers on Monday 28 September - just in time for the school holidays. With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the...

Wheels in motion for cycling conference

An event that will showcase the city's love of cycling will roll into town next month. Newcastle is set to host the 20th Annual Australian Walking and Cycling Conference. The conference will explore the...

Upgrade to mark No.1 Sportsground’s maiden century

Newcastle’s No.1 Sportsground will undergo a major redevelopment to mark its 100th anniversary. The project, which includes enlarging the playing field, upgrading the lighting and building new tiered seating, is scheduled for completion in mid-2021. Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said redeveloping No.1 Sportsground is an apt way to celebrate the facility notching...

Clubs join forces for mental health round

Northern NSW Football and Newcastle Netball Association have joined forces to encourage players, supporters, and volunteers to connect with one another this weekend. Initially scheduled for July, Mental Health Awareness Round was initiated...

Rathmines-based football club welcomes two new grandstands

The Westlakes Wildcats Football Club have officially welcomed two new grandstands at their Rathmines home base. The stands were unveiled on Saturday, where Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper joined the club in opening...

McCracken’s delayed road to Tokyo

Novocastrian athlete Rheed McCracken was heading into the Tokyo Paralympic Games full of confidence, following a silver medal win in the 100-metre T34 at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. In fact,...

Fighting back: How Newcastle City kept its season alive

Newcastle City players almost didn’t take to the field this AFL season. COVID-19 put a stop to several revenue streams that make playing possible, such as fundraising events like pub raffles, trivia nights...

Strategy to review Lake Macquarie’s sporting experience

Lake Macquarie sporting facilities, community participation and future demand will be put through their paces as the local council puts together its new sporting strategy. The Sports Strategy 2020-2030 will look to plan...

Pandemic cancels popular running festival

Runners across Newcastle and the Hunter will have to wait another year to have their NewRun fix. As the latest event casualty to COVID-19, the NewRun running festival has been cancelled after two...

Newcastle Northstars to face off against Sydney Ice Dogs in new competition

Newcastle Northstars General Manager Garry Dore says the team is “ecstatic” to play some competitive ice hockey this Sunday.  The puck is set to drop at 4pm at the Hunter Ice Skating Stadium...

Maitland Netball Courts ready for season restart

Local netballers will notice a huge difference when they hit the courts again in Maitland on Saturday. It comes as upgrades which were funded by a grant of $924,241 from the NSW Government...

Coaches encouraged to ask ‘Hey Sport, R U OK?’

With junior sports returning to courts, fields and pitches across the Hunter this month, coaches are being urged to have an important conversation with their athletes. To assist, a national suicide prevention organisation...
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